Women in Toys, Licensing & Entertainment (WIT) announced that nominations are now open early for the 17th Annual Wonder Women Awards, which honor top female executives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and other changemakers for their extraordinary accomplishments within the toy, licensing and the entertainment industries. Coinciding with WIT’s 30th Anniversary, the 2021 Wonder Women Awards are expected to be held for the first time in Los Angeles in late September 2021. Date and location of the event will be announced soon.
“The WIT Wonder Women Awards celebrate the women whose exceptional achievements and successes have made a significant impact on our industry,” said Wonder Women Co-Chair, Genna Rosenberg. “We look forward to celebrating and recognizing these remarkable leaders, and to reimagining this exciting annual event for the entire WIT community.”
“Each year, WIT brings together hundreds of industry players to honor powerhouse women who inspire us all, and who play a pivotal role in their companies,” added Co-Chair Jennifer Caveza. “This will be a celebratory night for all in our industry, in a special new location befitting of the superstars we will honor.”
From now through April 30, anyone may nominate a colleague, friend, themselves, or any woman who has made an impact in toys, licensing or entertainment. 2021 Wonder Women Award categories include:
- Designer | Inventor
- Licensor | Entertainment
- Licensee | Manufacturer
- Marketing | PR
- Rising Star
- Social Good
- COVID-19 Hero
- Deal Maker
- Unsung Hero
- Wonder Girl
Click here for full category descriptions and guidelines.
All Nominee submissions will be reviewed by the Wonder Women Committee and WIT staff to ensure eligibility is met. The slate of Finalists will be determined by vote conducted by the WIT Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Chapter Chairs, and will be based on the Nominee’s achievements and criteria provided. Voting for the winners will be conducted by the entire WIT community, including all active WIT members, Chapter Chairs, its Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Winners will be revealed at the Wonder Women Awards in September in Los Angeles
To nominate a WIT Wonder Woman, please visit www.WomenInToys.com.
Submission fees are as follows, and are non-refundable:
$75 – Early Bird Pricing through end of February
$100 – March and April
WIT would like to thank its 2021 sponsors, including Amazon, Hasbro, Mattel, ViacomCBS, The Bandai Foundation, Jazwares, Warner Bros., LEGO, PlayMonster, Spin Master, TOMY, VTech/LeapFrog, and the many sponsors who support the organization’s year-round programming and help contribute to the success of the Wonder Women Awards. Proceeds from this event are used to fund WIT scholarships, and to support the development of all WIT programming, initiatives and events.